Learning Styles and Methods

Learning Styles and Methods

In CFAL competency based training, you learn to recognize different learning styles and how to adapt your course to ensure learner success.

If everyone in the world learned in the same way, then teaching would be easy. In fact, most people teach as if they believed that people only learn in one way. The typical seminar or on-line training is lecture/presentation based. The presenter prepares a lecture, then delivers it to his or her audience. The problem with this method is that it only addresses one type of person, and one method of teaching. Studies have shown that when the teaching method is lecture based “telling”, recall after 3 hours is 70%, BUT after 3 days it is only 10%. However, when the learner is talking and doing (as well as seeing and hearing), recall rises up to 90%. It may be nice to know that your audience remembers what you said when you talk to them after the presentation, but what do they remember 3 days later? It’s the 3 days later that we are after, and the 3 weeks, and the lifetime of the learner.

CFAL will introduce you to learning theory based on learner characteristics such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. This allows you to design your learning experience in view of 4 dimensions or continuums of personal approaches to learning. Introvert/Extravert; Sensor/Intuition, Thinking/Feeling and Judging/Perceiving.

In CFAL you will develop a tool box of learning strategies that you can use to enable your students to accomplish your objectives and attain competence!

Suggested References

MBTI® Basics – The Myers & Briggs Foundation

16Personalities: Free personality test, type descriptions …